NJ Lottery Contract Oversight Bill Heads To Governor

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A bill that would require legislative consent to privatize functions of New Jersey's $2.7 billion lottery went to the governor this week after receiving final approval from the state Senate.

Hoping to exert some control over Republican Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to have a private entity manage lottery operations, lawmakers in the Senate on Monday approved the bill, A3614, in a 23-16 vote and also passed a resolution urging the governor to seek advice from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The state Treasury Department in August...
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